Friday, October 30, 2009

Scale Remedie

Yesterday I did no art except to paint thousands of scales on a dragon. Tiny scale after tiny scale, following the folds and muscles on a rather large dragon. This is a large commission I will be working on till it is done (next week I hope). But today, after working on texture on the wings, I just had to do something else. So here is another Art Card. This one is "Anubis", to go with the ""Horus" I did earlier. I love series/sets of pictures so there may be more Egyptian God Art Cards to follow. "Anubis", Micron marker, Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Bristol art card. 61

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Fairy King

A few month back I posted "Titania", Queen of the Fairies and I think I mentioned she was part of a set. Well here is "Oberon", King of the Fairies. He was the first in the series (there are about 6 all together). I love almost everything about this picture. Not sure how big it was, no more than 11 or 12 inches tall I am sure, Micron marker, Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on illustration board.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Love Quickies

I think I really like these Art Cards. I am working on a large (20 x 30) commission and still get inspired to do other stuff but feel guilty and get to sidetracked if I start a new project while working on this commission. So these tiny art cards are a great way for me to do other art that is quick to do and doesn't make me feel like I am taking allot of time away from the bigger paying project. So here is one I did mostly late last night. "Horus" inspired partly by the "Stargate" movie, Micron marker, Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Bristol art card, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. Picture 60.

Speak Up

Now with 23 followers I would expect more comments! You can go back and comment on older posts, I check them and will reply to any questions when I can. Again, I have this Weble to get feedback and opinions on my work. Thank you for following my Weble and for any comments you make.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Love Love

I should save some of these for Valentine's day, but that is way to far off and I want to post them now. This is one of my many pictures of Eros/Cupid. It was done for my black and white book "Darkness & Light; Angels and Demons" (now out of print). I love painting on colored paper and using the background color to best advantage. This is a print of the original black and white art on goldenrod card stock and then painted with Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil. I had fun doing the Art Nouveau border and the wings (which I think came out very well). "Amour Armed", 8 1/2 x 11.

Monday, October 26, 2009


OK, my friend Pyracantha, who I did the "Lava Child" art card for, wanted his hair to be orange and that ain't happening. I like how he looks and don't like to alter art majorly after I consider it finished. Soooo, because she is a good friend, I did a second art card for her. This time it is "Vulcan" the Roman God of Fire, the forge and volcanoes (which I still think should be spelled vulcanoes...I mean it is named after Vulcan not Volcan). While not easy to tell, the background on this is Mt Etna, the mythical home of Vulcan. So here is my 59th picture for the year. "Vulcan" 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 , Acrylic and watercolor colored pencil on Bristol art card.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christmas Past

I did this originally as a wedding gift for a friend who ended up not getting married. I gave it to him anyway. He then had a fire in his house and it was destroyed. I love this as it has so many elements that came out so well. The face and figure, the nebula and the wings are all just about as good as I can do them. I ended up using it as a Christmas card that year I believe. "Gift of the World", 16 x 20 on Canson board, done in Acrylic.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pyracantha's Art Card Trade

Pyracantha and I have traded art in the past and now with "art Cards" we get to do tiny art to trade. She suggested I do a Volcano related fantasy person for her (she LOVES Volcano's). Here it is, not what I thought it was going to be though I think I like it. I was planing to do Vulcan, the Greek God that Volcano's get their names from but instead got a child. So, he is now "Lava Child", Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Micron marker on 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 Bristol art card. Picture 58 for the year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Old Christmas

This was done for one of our Christmas cards for 1991, back when I printed them at home and they had to be black and white. I am really wanting to color this, I think it would look great! I think I am happiest with the dove and the wings in this. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 ink on Bristol.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

By Any Other Name...

Sometimes I know what a picture should be called long before it is done. Sometimes I get a name from the finished picture. And sometimes I have NO idea what to call a picture. This is one of the later. I did this on what was basically a scrap piece of Canson board that just happened to be the perfect size for a small frame I have. I gave it a name but I would like your ideas, what name would you put on this picture? 57

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fancy Fox

While visiting my mother in July, I sketched this (her maiden name is Fox) and I just last night decided to finish it. It is only 3 x 5 and it was fun to do something so stylized and free form. It is meant to be a name tag and I can add lettering in the empty area. Micron marker, Acrylic, and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. Picture 56.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Light and Dark and Welcome New Followers

In the 80's a friend of mine and I designed a new divination deck (like Tarot only different). I did several cards for it but we never got it finished. It had 7 suits, the 4 elements, Light, Dark and Spirit (if I remember right). Here are the cards for the Apprentice of Light and the Apprentice of Darkness.

Welcome to those who just joined my Weble as followers, please feel free to comment, that is what this Weble is for, to give me some feedback on my art.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

False Window

Many many years ago I started decorating a large canvas building/tent for a friend. The place was originally called the "Griffin's Den" and now is called "Mystic Mail". I only get a two week window of time every year to work on it and due to various circumstances, there was a several year break between when I started and when I was able to continue. The "window" was started maybe 8 or more years ago and it was only 3 years ago that I was able to continue work on it. I had it sketched in and the black lines mostly done before the long break. I just this year finished adding color to the entire window area. This is meant to look like stained glass and on a solid building, would be hard but not impossible. This was painted on a moving, fluid, canvas wall. There are many details that still need to be added and some layers of color I may want to add. I hope to finally have it finished next year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Feile Shamhna

That says "Happy Halloween" or at least that is what it is supposed to say in Gaelic. Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine and I have had many years of great joy around this time of year. I know this is early, but I couldn't wait! Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/) is the Celtic New Year and is a Fire festival. I was inspired by an add in a comic book (not even remotely related to what I came up with) to do this picture. It has many proper Celtic symbols and was fun to do. "Samhain", 5 x 14, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil. (lettering and side bar added by computer). Picture 55 of the year.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gang of 1: Dirty Drawing#links#links

Gang of 1: Dirty Drawing
I found this on another weble and had seen it before but still think it is fun. If you haven't seen these before, please watch, you will be surprised!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We Marched

I am very tired and worn out but we marched. Don and I and our friend Dawn. She is straight but not narrow! Thankfully many many people marched, it was way bigger than I thought it would be. I talked to some people from California, Florida and many other places. I saw a sign carried by people from Alaska! Don took pictures and I will post them (or a few) once he downloads them. I hope it does some good, there seemed to be plenty of us doing what we could to catch the attention of the nation etc. Maybe someday Don and I can be legally married, I hope I live so long!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Invoking Elder Gods

OK, there are 19 people supposedly following this Weble. I know that maybe 5 really ever look at it and only 3 comment on any kind of regular bassis. I hate begging for comments but as I have said many times, the point of this thing is so I can get some feedback/opinion/ comments. If I get no comments it's sorta pointless to post. So I won't invoke the Elder Gods, but I will post my latest picture based on/inspired by an Elder God. I was inspired to do this as a gift for Theddy (also known as Akira Shima). "Son of Cthulhu", 7 1/2 x 17, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Prisma Color on Canson board. 54

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Next Card Design

I couldn't think of anything new for this years Christmas card design so I asked Don if he had any ideas. He suggested Joseph and the baby Jesus. So after much work, trying to keep a somewhat Medieval feel, this is what I came up with. The halo was added after much consideration. It needed something and again Don suggested the halo, I tried to keep it subtle. The final version of the card may have a border. "Joseph and Jesus", approx. 7 1/2 x 11, Acrylic on Canson board. 53

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

To March or Not?

The March for Equality is so badly organized and advertised that I am now not sure we will go. The march itself is on Sunday it turns out (I was under the impression it was Saturday). I have seen nothing about this on CNN or any news so I really wonder if it will be more than a blip, if that. My right to legally marry my husband is VERY important to me but this seems like a real mess that may do more harm than good. Sorry for going on, this is NOT what my Weble is for. So here is art; "Initiation Right", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic on illumination board.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mixed Gods

Several years ago I bartered with someone to to make me a banner with my SCA Arms on it and in exchange I would do a picture as payment. She described what she had in mind and it was going to be black and white and I would pay her some cash also to cover the banner cost. Well, after she told me the concept for her picture I just had to do it in color. I did this for her and payed her some cash as well for a lovely banner. I loved the idea she had for the art since it combines pagan and christian symbology. She was both and had this idea to show them mixed. Many people have bought prints of this and it still remains a powerful image to me. "Hern Christos" about 8 x 10, Acrylic on matt board.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Strange Creature

This is a commission, the person created these beings and I am doing my version of them. They are humanoid cats with hooves. Odd but interesting. The person who commissioned this is in Europe someplace, it should be interesting getting payment and shipping this. "Tracker", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Pro White on Canson board. Picture 52 for the year.